Hull v Nottm Forest preview

Hull boss Steve Bruce must decide whether to recall Robert Koren

for Saturday’s Championship clash with Nottingham Forest at the KC

Stadium.

Koren was rested on Monday night in the win at Burnley, with

Alex Bruce employed as a holding midfielder, but the Tigers manager

may want to revert back to a more attacking formation at the KC

Stadium.

Bruce is expected to be without midfielder Corry Evans again as

he sustained a thigh strain in the warm-up ahead of last week’s

defeat at Crystal Palace.

Defender Abdoulaye Faye (calf) has shaken off his recent injury

and is pushing for a recall, as is striker Jay Simpson.

Sone Aluko and Matty Fryatt remain sidelined with Achilles

tendon injuries.

Dexter Blackstock is likely to miss out for Nottingham

Forest.

Blackstock was forced off after 34 minutes of last Saturday’s

3-1 home win over Wolves with a hamstring injury and he is a big

doubt ahead of Saturday’s game.

Fellow strikers Billy Sharp (chest infection) and Darius

Henderson (knee) were also struggling last weekend and boss Billy

Davies will hope that they have improved over the course of this

week.

On-loan Norwich centre-half Daniel Ayala (hamstring) and fellow

defender Dan Harding (calf) are both close to a return to the

squad.